Thursday, October 11, 2012

AP: Global warming is going to cause more Antarctic ice or something

Arctic ice has declined recently, but Antarctic ice is increasing. This infuriates global warming true believers. They have a solution now. Blame expanding Antarctic ice on global warming. That's brilliant. Do they think people are complete idiots?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading ice may be a cockeyed signal of man-made climate change, scientists say.

This is Antarctica, the polar opposite of the Arctic.

While the North Pole has been losing sea ice over the years, the water nearest the South Pole has been gaining it. Antarctic sea ice hit a record 7.51 million square miles in September. That happened just days after reports of the biggest loss of Arctic sea ice on record.

Climate change skeptics have seized on the Antarctic ice to argue that the globe isn't warming and that scientists are ignoring the southern continent because it's not convenient. But scientists say the skeptics are misinterpreting what's happening and why.
Shifts in wind patterns and the giant ozone hole over the Antarctic this time of year — both related to human activity — are probably behind the increase in ice, experts say. This subtle growth in winter sea ice since scientists began measuring it in 1979 was initially surprising, they say, but makes sense the more it is studied.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Do they think people are complete idiots?"

Almost half the population falls for crap like this every time. Its sad. Scientists have done this so many times now it does tremendous damage to their own cause. This is business as usual for the greenies and the alarmist faithful.